Extortion gang arrested in Mannaar

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 May 2009, 03:57 GMT]
Mannaar Police Wednesday took into custody a gang of eight youths including a woman who had been involved in extorting money from businessmen in Mannaar. The suspects are from Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, Moothoor and E’raavur, police said.

All the suspects are being detained in the police station on the directive of Mannaar Court for further interrogation.

Preliminary inquiry conducted by the police had revealed that these suspects were agents of the kingpin of the extortion gang who had been directing the operation while in remand.


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